Philadelphia, PA • Since 1819

Senior Supports/Emergency Response Systems

$22,192 distributed

It is very reassuring for me to have it. I feel very safe and secure with it. I want to thank you for
allowing me to have it at no cost.
J.K., age 83, enrolled since 11/20/2015

Ninety-four frail, elderly women gained peace of mind with the connection of a personal emergency response system to their telephone equipment, enabling them to remain safely in their own homes. Twenty-one different women placed 67 calls for assistance. When a woman pushes her call button, FHBS is notified by fax, and in turn, alerts the client’s care manager. The cost per client per year is $300-$336 depending on whether she has a landline or a mobile phone. Support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia provided a little over half the funding for this program.